Hetaerina titia (Drury, 1773)Calopterygidae
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Male appendages, lateral view
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Male identification:

  • Wing tips smoky.
  • Red patch on hindwing pointed.
  • Lower appendage curved upward.

Female identification:

  • Stigma present, but may be small and pale.
  • Thoracic markings metallic green to very dark.
  • Postclypeus tan and black.
  • Wings can be dark in Atlantic lowlands.

Size: Medium

Body length: 44.0-47.0

Local distribution: Lowlands of both slopes to about 200 m.

Habitat: Medium streams at 50-200 m in open areas.

Species range in Middle America: USA, Mexico to Costa Rica

Male abdomen length: 38

Female abdomen length: 32

Female hindwing length: 28

Updated: 7 August 2009

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